Posts Tagged ‘park’

The birds have sprouted.

Posted: March 29, 2016 in Musings, Nature
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Spring has arrived and so have the birds.  The park is full of them and the first one that caught my eye and ear was a small bird, the avian equivalent of a peasant child in Les Miz, dressed in tattered grey but with the voice of an angel.  He was singing his heart out as you can see.

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Other than geese, the red-winged blackbirds are the most numerous.  They’re loud and not particularly afraid.  Some trees appear to be bird trees, with a good crop in full bloom and voice.  Last year, there must have been a nest close to the path and one of the parent birds would dive bomb me as I walked.  I talked to several other who also had fly-by’s, which were more than a little disconcerting.

© janet m. webb 2016

But what gladdened my heart the most was spotting the first heron as I approached the dam.  As soon as I stopped, it kept its eye on me.  I alternately stood still and slowly moved down toward it, trying to get a slightly better iPhone photo. Eventually, it flew a bit further down the river and I continued my walk, satisfied that spring is truly here.

© janet m. webb 2016